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July 20, 2017, 11:45 PM

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Microsoft:
Microsoft Q4: revenue of $23.3B, up 13% YoY, net income of $6.5B, up 109% YoY; Intelligent Cloud revenue of $7.4B, up 11% YoY; productivity revenue was $8.4B  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 20, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Department of Justice and Europol announce takedown of dark web marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa Market, both focused on drugs and fraudulent IDs  —  AlphaBay and Hansa Market are gone, dealing a major blow to the online drug trade  —  An international law enforcement effort has brought …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube collaborates with Jigsaw to launch Redirect Method, responding to certain keyword searches with videos that discredit extremist recruiting narratives  —  YouTube is taking its next step in countering extremism and terrorist content on its platform.  Today the company announced …
Tim / Droid Life:
Samsung sends out media invites for event at 11AM ET on August 23 in New York City, with the tagline “Do bigger things”, expected to announce Galaxy Note8  —  After reports were going back and forth about dates, Samsung has made it official.  The next Unpacked event …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google brings its Motion Skills GIF- and video-making app to Android, 13 months after its iOS debut  —  Google last year introduced an app called Motion Stillsthat aimed to help iOS users do more with their Live Photos - including being able to crop out blurry frames, stabilize images …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Inside D-ID, an Israeli startup that's working to make faces unrecognizable to face recognition technology while remaining true to the original image  —  Unless you literally wear a mask all the time, it is almost impossible to completely avoid cameras and face recognition technology.

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